Events, markets and attractions - October 2013
Open Cellars of Nillumbik
19th and 20th October 2013
11am until 5pm
Come and join us over two days as we celebrate and share the wine of the region.
The Open Cellars event is a two day showcase of wine in which a number of boutique wineries wil be opeing their doors to the public. The weekend will include free wine tastings, food, art exhibitions and live entertainment.
Travel time is just 40 minutes from the centre of Melbourne. Come on out and meet the winemakers and find out what makes our wines so special.
For more information visit www.opencellars.com.au
"On the Hill Festival" in Panton Hill
Date to be confirmed in 2013
The ‘On the Hill’ Festival in Panton Hill is a popular day out for the whole family.
Well known for its fabulous program of music, this year’s ‘Music in the Park’ includes local musicians – Black Cat Bone, the Leslie Avril Band and the not to be missed duo - Greg Champion and Gary Carruthers.
There will be fabulous roving entertainers, wandering minstrels and a mix of international food to tempt your taste buds. With thanks to our major sponsors, Nillumbik Shire Council and Bendigo Bank, there will be FREE face painting, horse and cart rides, and other fun activities for the kids.
The festival starts at 11am and finishes at 6pm. If you come every year, you’ll know what a great day ‘On the Hill’ is, and if it’s new to you – come and enjoy!
For further details, please contact our event coordinator - email@example.com or on 0400 991 185.
Practically Green Festival
Date to be confimed in 2013
The Practically Green Festival offers practical and simple ideas to help you and your family live sustainably. The Festival showcases the very best in sustainable building technologies– all in a fun festival-style, family atmosphere. Come and enjoy the food, free children's entertainment, and loads of other entertainment.
The free Festival appeals to all audiences – from the die-hard builder and renovators and those looking to improve the comfort of their home to those who are simply visiting for the vibrancy and fun of the Festival.
The Festival offers something for everyone:
Children’s activities and entertainment
Edendale nursery and gardens
Local food and wine
Practically Green Sustainability Awards presentations
Not-for-profit and community groups
Community art project.
The Festival is held at the Council’s community environment farm Edendale, Gastons Road, Eltham. Edendale offers a range of environmental information and educational programs on topics such as biodiversity, waste management, air quality and water conservation. The Edendale grounds – spread over seven acres – feature community education buildings, animal pastures, an old homestead (circa 1896); an Indigenous Plant Nursery, gardens and open space
As the Festival is all about sustainability, we encourage you to travel there sustainably too! Edendale Farm is conveniently located on the Diamond Creek Trail and is just a short walk from Eltham train station.
Think about jumping on your bike, catching the shuttle bus from Eltham station or popping your walking shoes on – and come and experience the Practically Green Festival!
For more information phone Environment and Strategic Planning on 9433 3316
Hurstbridge Farmers Market
Sunday 6th October
8.30am to 1pm
Come and support local stall holders and enjoy the rural atmostphere of Hurstbridge.
This friendly and relaxed market has a range of stallholders from Nillumbik and surrounding regions selling free range meats (including pork, beef and buffalo), fresh seasonal fruit & vegetables, olives & extra virgin olive oil, honey, eggs, cheeses, bread, wine, gluten-free products and a range of specialty produce.
Entry is $2 and all proceeds go to the CFA, the Market’s community partner.
Stallholder enquiries: 0414 703186
General enquiries: 9433 3315
For more information go to http://www.hurstbridgefarmersmarket.com.au
Location: Fergusons Paddock, Hurstbridge (Melways 185 J8)
Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market
Sunday 20th October
8.30am to 1pm
'The Eltham Community Craft & Produce Market is a place where locals and visitors alike come to enjoy a community atmosphere in a delightful setting under the gum trees.
Purchase a unique artistic ornament for your home or a gift from the wide range of handcrafted goods, for that special someone. You can also buy some fresh fruit and vegetables, or take the opportunity to eat some tasty food whilst listening to good music.
There is ample free parking available at the site. If travelling by public transport, the market is located just a short walk from the Eltham Railway Station. Alistair Knox Park adjoins the market site, so why not make a day out with the family in this truly beautiful area of Melbourne
Location: Alistair Knox Park, Panther Place, Eltham, (Melways Reference 21-J5)
Visit their website for more information.
St Andrews Market
Held every Saturday
8.00am - 2.00pm
Every Saturday the St. Andrews Community Market comes together for another day. Known for its colour and vibrance, its earthy culture, its delightful fresh smells and flavours and the exciting array of special gifts and treasures. And of course the unique sounds, as musicians gather and meet and share their passion.
Situated just a short distance from Melbourne in the foothills of the Yarra Ranges, the market is an easy and pleasant drive - with the reward of tasty foods and drinks at the end.
Come and do your weekly shopping for fresh vegies, eggs, preserves and great breads. Replenish the bathroom with beautiful handmade soaps and skin care products. Buy that lemon tree you’ve been promising the garden, and the garden tools as well!
Melways: pre-2007 Editions: Map 250, Ref. E11, and
from the 2007 Edition onwards: Map 394, Ref. F11/G11
For more information visit www.standrewsmarket.com.au
Diamond Valley Miniature Railway
Betwen 11am & 5pm
The Diamond Valley Miniature Railway runs every Sunday throughout the year as well as Wednesdays during School Holidays. Enjoy a great day out as you ride the popular miniature trains through tunnels and native bushland at Eltham Lower Park, Eltham.
Open from 11am until 5pm.
Only $3.00 per ride and children under 3 ride for free.
For more information visit their website on www.dvr.com.au